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Bard vs Nunu & Willump

How to Beat Nunu & Willump as Bard in LoL Nunu & Willump is in the a tier of champions
Support Mage
Tank Fighter

How to Beat Nunu & Willump as Bard

based on 822 Bard vs Nunu & Willump matchups
Win Rate
50.9 %
K/D/A
3.1
Pick Rate
2.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked League matches every week. In our database, Bard faced off against Nunu & Willump 822 times. Using so many matchups for Bard vs Nunu & Willump provides us confidence in our capability to prepare enlightening stats and a recommended build to crush Nunu & Willump. This pairing is somewhat rare. Bard encounters Nunu & Willump in only 2.1% of his rounds.

Bard vs Nunu & Willump Matchup Summary

Bard has done a average job of countering Nunu & Willump. Normally, he wins a acceptable 50.9% of games the champs clash against one another in. In Bard vs Nunu & Willump matches, Bard’s team is 0.1% less probable to gain first blood. This implies that he most likely won't get first blood against Nunu & Willump.

Best Bard vs Nunu & Willump Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalCloth Armor

Core Bard Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariFrozen HeartShard of True Ice

Optional Items

RedemptionDead Man's PlateChemtech PutrifierBulwark of the Mountain

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Bard to level up q
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Second ability for Bard to level up w
>
Last skill for Bard to max out e

Runes

Resolve Guardian Font of LifeBone PlatingUnflinching
Domination Zombie WardRelentless Hunter
AttackSpeed Armor HealthScaling
Bard's passive ability p
Bard q ability q
Bard w ability w
Bard e ability e
Bard's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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W
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Q
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W
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R
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W
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Nunu & Willump as Bard

Tips for Playing as Bard against Nunu & Willump

Don't forget that enemies can also use your Magical Journey doorways, and that your ultimate can also hit your allies!

Let your Caretaker's Shrines charge up - they heal for a lot more when at full power.

It's important to collect chimes to improve your meep's attacks, but don't neglect your lane partner! Try to make a big entrance by bringing an ally into the lane with you with Magical Journey.

Advice to Win Against Nunu & Willump

Using Summoner Flash is a surefire way to escape Absolute Zero.

Interrupting the charge up on Absolute Zero will lower the amount of damage your team takes.

Biggest Snowball Ever moves very fast but cannot turn as quickly, so don't try to escape it by running away in a straight line. Instead, make sudden, sharp turns.

Bard vs Nunu & Willump Counter Stats

Bard Image
Win Rate
50.9 %
VS
Win Rate
49.1 %
Nunu & Willump Image
2.6
< Kills >
4.2
5.2
< Deaths >
5.8
13.5
< Assists >
11.7
0.55
< Killing Sprees >
0.92
25
< Minions Killed >
38
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
1.62
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.43
2,324
< Physical Damage >
1,246
8,145
< Magic Damage >
11,092
854
< True Damage >
1,003
11,323
< Damage Dealt >
13,341
18,488
< Damage Taken >
33,346
8,244
< Gold Earned >
10,385
1.61
< Towers >
1.61
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.37
5,100
< Total Healing >
15,260
10,887
< Experience >
12,415
56
< Vision Score >
20
27
< Wards Placed >
5
247
< Time Dealing CC >
385

How to Counter Nunu & Willump with Bard in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here highlight several influential Bard vs. Nunu & Willump counter stats that can help us appreciate the distinctions between the two. As an example, Bard’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Nunu & Willump’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Bard may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Nunu & Willump..

Bard often has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. On average, he receives less damage than Nunu & Willump. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Bard and Nunu & Willump

Damage Types Compared

Bard
Nunu & Willump
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Bard
Nunu & Willump

Who is Better, Bard or Nunu & Willump?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Bard usually fairs equally well when playing against Nunu & Willump, with a 50.9% win rate. As a result, Bard makes an ok counter for Nunu & Willump.

While Bard does have a higher win rate compared to Nunu & Willump, when facing one another, Bard also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more time consuming champ to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Bard into Nunu & Willumpas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Bard has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Nunu & Willump. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Bard vs Nunu & Willump matchups, Bard is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Bard is a decent counter for Nunu & Willump. Focus your gameplay on keeping up your gold income and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Bard against Nunu & Willump.

Additional Information for Bard Players

How We Calculated Our Bard vs Nunu & Willump Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Nunu & Willump as Bard, we analyzed 822 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Nunu & Willump as Bard comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To truly master Bard to counter Nunu & Willump during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats presented here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Bard often accumulates less CS compared to Nunu & Willump. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values reported on this page to do well.

The best items to prioritize in your Bard versus Nunu & Willump build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart, and Shard of True Ice. When Bard combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better vs. Nunu & Willump than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Bard boasted an average win rate of 50.9% when countering Nunu & Willump with this counter build.

To have the highest likelihood of defeating Nunu & Willump as Bard, Bard players should equip the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Zombie Ward, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Of all the runes that we analyzed for Bard vs Nunu & Willump counterpicks, this combination of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 50.9% win rate overall.

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